Nazca City Tour Half Day:
Nasca Lines are located in the Pampas of San Jose, 25 km from the city of Nasca (15 minutes), at km. 424 of the Panamericana Sur Highway, covering an area of approximately 350 km2.
Are drawings on the soil surface (geoglyphs) whose designs represent: figures of animals, birds, fish, humans, plants, straight lines, spirals and trapezoids. They were made by the ancient civilization Nazca (400a.C.-600d.C.), because these same figures are represented in Nasca pottery and textiles.
Also carbon 14 test applied to the ropes, poles Huarango and remains of pottery found in the pampas yielded an age of 525 AD
The first lines were discovered by Mejia Xesspe in 1927. In 1939, Paul Kosok discovers the figure of a giant bird.
Then in 1941 Maria Reiche starts her research and protection of the geoglyphs; dedicating more than 45 years of his life.
Dr. theory. Reiche was argued that the lines were made to mark the change of seasons, the passage of the constellations and guide the activities of agriculture. The figures represented religious deities according to the Andean world view; and trapezes were sacred places where they performed their rituals and offerings. It is considered the world’s largest astronomical calendar.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1994.
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